4 Days Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour
Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 4-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, seamlessly blending the charm of two imperial cities, Fes and Marrakech, with an enchanting journey through the mesmerizing Moroccan Sahara Desert. On this trip you will pass through landscapes from Fes to Marrakech, immersing yourself in the charm of the Moroccan desert, indulging in a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi and spending a night under the starry sky in your Berber Sahara. desert camp nestled in the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Customize your 4-day adventure from Marrakech to Fes Desert:
If you want a more condensed or extended experience, don’t worry. Our Fes to Marrakech desert tour can easily be customized into a 3 or 5 day itinerary, ensuring your trip aligns perfectly with your preferences and schedule.
The cost of the tour is per person and may vary depending on the number of passengers in the group. Rest assured, our goal is to accommodate all travelers, offering competitive rates suited to your budget and group size.
Unveiling the beauty of travel:
While estimated driving times between destinations provide a sense of structure, it is essential to note that our tour is not just about reaching the endpoint. Along the way, we will make stops to visit the city, immortalizing picturesque moments with photographs, savoring delicious local cuisine during lunch breaks and enjoying a refreshing break in charming cafes. This ensures that every stop on your journey is as fascinating as the destination itself.
Flexibility for your convenience:
During the spring and summer months, we understand the importance of accommodating your preferences. Therefore, our pickup from Fes is designed to be flexible, ensuring your comfort and convenience throughout your adventure.
Please note that the tour package does not include local guide fees or entrance fees (if any). These costs must be paid directly with the respective suppliers, giving you the freedom to further curate your experience.
Embark on this 4-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, a journey that promises to be a harmonious blend of historical exploration, majestic desert landscapes and Morocco’s rich culture. Discover the magic of this incredible adventure leaving no stone unturned in the heart of North Africa.
Start your day with breakfast in your riad or hotel, then meet your driver-guide. Your journey begins with a drive across the Saiss plains to Ifrane, known for its unique modern architecture and popular as a winter holiday destination. We will continue through cedar forests to Azrou, a Berber town in the Middle Atlas Mountains.Make a short stop to observe the Barbary monkeys and take some photos. We will then continue towards Midelt, an important commercial and agricultural center famous for its mines and modern apple cultivations, where we will stop for lunch.In the early afternoon we will descend into the picturesque Ziz Valley, known for its date palm oases and scattered Kasbah villages. You will sense the desert approaching as the scenery changes dramatically.As the day comes to an end, we will reach Merzouga and spend the night in your lodge on the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in your Merzouga lodge.
Drive to Khamlia village to meet local Berber nomads. Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of Gnaoua music and enjoy a cup of mint tea with them. Embark on a fossil hunting expedition, exploring the desert terrain in search of ancient treasures. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping sand bashing experience led by your expert driver. In mid-afternoon, reunite with your camel caravan for a distinctive journey across the ever-changing, color-shifting dunes. As the sun begins to set, stop at the top of one of the sand dunes to witness a mesmerizing sunset on the horizon. After this captivating sight, continue your camel ride to reach your camp in the Sahara Desert. Under the open desert skies (weather permitting), savor a delicious dinner that will truly immerse you in the Sahara experience. The evening culminates with a Tam Tam drumming session, performed enchantingly by local nomads, adding a touch of authenticity to your desert adventure.
In the morning, you have the option of getting up early and climbing one of the nearby dunes, giving yourself a breathtaking view of the sunrise before breakfast. Afterwards, return to the main city and reunite with your driver to begin today's adventure.Our journey begins with a visit to the sacred city of Rissani, renowned as the birthplace of the dynasty that has ruled Morocco for generations. While in Rissani, you may want to explore the lively local date market, where you can discover the diverse and delicious varieties of dates that the Tafilalet region is famous for.The next stop on our itinerary is Tinghir, a city with rich history, which once served as a strategic military stronghold during the French occupation. Tinghir was also home to a thriving Berber Jewish community until the 1660s, when many of its members emigrated. The local Berber population inherited the art of silver jewelry making from their Jewish colleagues, making visiting their shops a rewarding experience.Meet your local guide and embark on a leisurely stroll along the oasis located next to the stream. As you walk, you will have the opportunity to observe local residents taking care of their goats and cultivating their fields. Conclude your walk with breathtaking views of the Todgha Canyons, a stunning series of limestone river canyons reaching heights of 400 metres.As the day ends, we will continue our journey to Boumalne Dades, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in your chosen hotel.
Beyond Boumalne Dades lies the enchanting Rose Valley. If your trip aligns with the spring season, roll down your car window and let the fragrant essence of Damascus roses fill the air around you. Enjoy the opportunity to explore an authentic rose water distillery. From here, embark on the famous "Trail of a Thousand Kasbahs" which leads to the lush oasis of Skoura.Stroll to Kasbah Amridil, a beautifully preserved fortress that is a testament to Morocco's rich history. Today it has been transformed into a private museum, offering a fascinating window into Berber culture, architecture and ingenious irrigation techniques. An escorted tour of the Kasbah is a rewarding experience for those who wish to delve into the local heritage.Our journey continues to Ouarzazate, where we take a short break before reaching the iconic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This UNESCO World Heritage site is among Morocco's most famous monuments, celebrated for its distinctive earthen architecture. It has served as the backdrop for numerous epic films, including biblical tales and blockbuster hits.Connect with your guide for a scenic walk across the river, where you'll explore the charming village. After a delicious meal at one of the local cafes, we will head towards Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the breathtaking Tizi Ntichka pass.As the day nears its end, we arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech, concluding your amazing 4-day trip from Fes. Our adventure concludes with a drop-off at your selected destination, be it your hotel, riad or a location of your choice.
The distance from Fes to the Sahara desert (Merzouga dunes) is 463 km (287 miles). However, the journey is full of beautiful scenery and various stops.
Yes, there are electrical outlets available in public areas, restaurants and in the courtyard of your Merzouga Sahara desert camp. It's important to note that electric generators are typically turned off around midnight, so it's a good idea to plan your charging needs accordingly during the generators' operating hours.
The distance between Marrakech and Fes is 520 km via the highway through Casablanca and Rabat. However, if you choose to drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains and Beni Mellal, the distance is 570 km. An even longer and more popular way to get to Fes from Marrakech is via Merzouga and the Moroccan Sahara Desert. It is 1030 km and requires a minimum of 3 days.